Though the following resources are not BUSD sponsored programs, we’ve provided the following contacts in order to assure that all families have access to the same information about outside musical enrichment for their students. Below are a list of quality programs who also have a successful track record of delivering diverse and culturally relevant music instruction to communities of color.
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
Group classes in music (brass, strings, woodwind), dance, jazz and theater, private lessons, summer intensives, Young Diploma Arts Program, student support services, bilingual services and programs.
339 11th Street
Richmond, CA 94801-3105
OakTown Jazz Workshops
Weekly Workshops, performances, private lessons.
Jack London Square @ 55 Washington Street
California Jazz Conservatory
Classes, combos, Workshops, camps, degree programs.
2087 Addison St.
Berkeley CA 94704
Cazadero Music Camp
Summer music camp, fall music camp and Jump Start music camp for Bay Area public school students and their music instructors.
SF Jazz Education
Varity of jazz programs, including SF Jazz High School All Stars.
Need-based scholarships and free summer workshops are offered.
Jazz workshops and camps.
Financial Aid, Scholarships and payment plans available.
P.O. Box 20454
Stanford, CA 94309
High school and college prep assistance, media arts center with computer lab, dance studio, studio recording, radio and club DJing, vocal coaching, composition, performing art, film production.
8711 Macarthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA. 94605
New Apollo Youth Symphony Orchestra (NAYSO)
Students of color are encouraged to join. Need-based scholarships are available.
Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco (LJYE)
Ages 10-17 (Intermediate to advanced players)
Youth from diverse cultural backgrounds
Free Tuition Scholarships for all students
Directors Arturo Riera, Sylvia Ramirez, and Dr. John Calloway
1440 Broadway, Suite 405
Oakland, CA 94612
Oakland Youth Chorus
First Unitarian Church of Oakland, Third Floor
685 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612